Honors & Awards

  • Four Letters (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019; Spring 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2019-20 (Senior)
A leader in the freestyle and breaststroke events as a senior, Savannah Savitt closed her four-year Nebraska career with a pair of career bests at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. She opened the conference meet with a career-best 1:50.06 in the 200 free in the third leg of Nebraska's 800 freestyle relay (7:10.77). She added another career best with 1:03.86 in the 100 breaststroke to take 42nd at the Big Ten Championships. She closed the league meet with a 51.56 to finish 62nd in the 100 free. During the season, Savitt recorded 12 top-five individual finishes, including a victory in the 100-yard freestyle in a team dual win over Northern Iowa (Oct. 12). In the classroom, Savitt earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive season.

2018-19 (Junior)
Savitt had a solid junior season for the Huskers with three top-five finishes. She raced to a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle in a dual against Illinois. She added fifth-place finishes against Kansas in the 200-yard free and against Iowa State in the 200 breaststroke. The Floridian compiled three season bests at the Hawkeye Invite, including the 200 free (1:50.97), 100 breast (1:04.81) and 200 breast (2:20.91). She was also a member of the second-place 800 free relay (Savitt, Allie Worrall, Carla Gonzalez-Garcia, Autumn Haebig) at the invite with a time of 7:17.94. At the 2019 Big Ten Championships, Savitt competed in the 200 free (49th), 500 free (49th) and 100 free (60th). She earned academic All-Big Ten accolades and a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Savitt accumulated seven top-five finishes, including a victory in the 200 breaststroke against Omaha. Savitt set three career bests at the Mizzou Invite in the 200 free (1:50.22), 500 free (4:52.80) and 200 breast (2:17.74). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Savitt competed in three events, including the 200 breast (44th), 500 free (56th) and 200 free (61st). Savitt was a member of the runner-up 800-yard freestyle relay at the Mizzou Invite that included Autumn Haebig, Allie Worrall and Allison Kopas (7:23.11). In the classroom, Savitt earned academic All-Big Ten honors and claimed a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2016-17 (Freshman)
Savitt produced five top-five finishes in her freshman season with the Huskers. She helped Nebraska to the team title at the Kansas Classic with her performances in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.61) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.92). At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Savitt finished 43rd in the 200-yard breaststroke, 59th in the 500 free and 64th in the 200-yard freestyle. She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and was a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Savitt set four school records at Tampa Preparatory School while swimming for Coach Jason Bowes. A 15-time district champion and nine-time regional champion, Savitt produced seven top-five finishes at the Florida state meet in her career. Savitt was also a two-time All-American in the pool and a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She was a three-time first-team All-Tampa Bay Area selection. Savitt set 11 records while swimming for Tampa Bay Aquatics. A strong performer in the classroom as well, Savitt was a member of National Honor Society.

The daughter of Dorilee and Alan Savitt, Savannah was born Aug. 18, 1997, in Tampa, Fla. Savannah has a younger sister, Shelby, and a younger brother, Ryan. Savannah was a marketing major in the College of Business and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2020. She is a three-time academic All-Big Ten honoree, and a seven-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. She chose Nebraska over West Virginia, Cincinnati and Kentucky.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
200 Free 1:50.06 Big Ten Championships (2020)
500 Free 4:52.80 Mizzou Invite (2017)
100 Breast 1:03.86 Big Ten Championships (2020)
200 Breast 2:17.74 Mizzou Invite (2017)